Boris Johnson meets Ukrainian Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky met with visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to discuss defense and security issues, the presidential press service said.

In particular, Zelensky and Johnson discussed in detail the current situation on the front line in eastern and southern Ukraine as well as arms supplies, Xinhua news agency reported.

“We talked about the need to increase the supply of heavy weapons. The main thing today is to also provide air defense to Ukraine. We have started to move in this direction,” Zelensky told reporters after the talks.

For his part, Johnson said his country was ready to continue supplying weapons to Ukraine and conducting military training for its use.

In addition, the parties discussed security guarantees for Ukraine and efforts to clear Ukrainian territory from landmines.

Other key topics of conversation were financial and economic support for kyiv, the blockade of Ukrainian ports, as well as efforts to resolve the energy crisis in Ukraine.

Johnson arrived in kyiv earlier in the day for his second visit since the start of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Earlier, the British Prime Minister visited the Ukrainian capital on April 9.

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